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Posts tagged "tech"

Relieved to report my backup strategy works

Well, so my hard drive failed. It's not the first time one died on me, but it is the first time it happened in my daily driver PC. By chance, I had looked at the SMART stats maybe a month ago, and nothing out of the ordinary was reported. A few days ago I wanted to check if my backups are all up-to-date, when this happened: Notice how baffled Windows was: The drive was visible in Explorer, but not in Disk management. (I have restarted a few times to see what happens; this was the case about h...

Troubleshooting the Moonlander

How to fix a few issues with ZSA's Moonlander keyboard....

C# keeps getting better! Probably!

I've discovered C# and Python around the same time. I think C# 3 was new then, which places it... some 14 years ago. (😱😱🤯) Over the years I've used both, for hobby projects as well as professionally (Python professionally only a little, though.) I tended to use C# for more complex projects (like the book club app, Obskurnee [https://zblesk.net/blog/tag/obskurnee-book-club/]) and Python for simpler stuff (such as csv-to-sqlite [https://zblesk.net/blog/tag/csv-to-sqlite/]), one-off scripts and...

Putting Obskurnee behind a proxy

An overview about what tech Obskurnee runs on, and how to configure an nginx reverse proxy for it....

Fixing timestamps on existing git commits

Need to move all of your git commits a few hours to the future or the past, for example to fix a timezone issue? You've come to the right place. This is something I expected would be easy to find online, but wasn't. So I'm leaving it here, in case someone else is googling for it as well. First, you need to install git-filter-repo [https://github.com/newren/git-filter-repo], a great tool for manipulating git repositories. This is a destructive action, so do it at your own risk. The tool will...